CBC issues 241 more job loss notices to unionized employees

"From what we know so far, no part of the country is spared in the new cuts," the Canadian Media Guild said in a statement, as a CBC spokesman confirmed new redundancy notices were issued.
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The CBC on Thursday handed out another 241 redundancy notices as part of the latest job cut drive at the pubcaster.

The Canadian Media Guild in a statement said it is meeting with its membership as CBC management identifies its latest employee targets for job cuts.

A CBC spokesman confirmed to Playback Daily that 241 unionized employees received notice letters on Thursday as the pubcaster continues to shed jobs and costs to balance its books.

“From what we know so far, no part of the country is spared in the new cuts, but newsgathering capacity is most severely impacted with the elimination of a great number of videographer jobs in regional stations,” the CMG said.

In the last year, the CBC has cut 17% of its total workforce, according to the broadcaster’s union. The pubcaster previously unveiled plans to cut 1500 jobs by 2020.

The latest job loss notices come on the same day the pubcaster is to release an internal report into its handling of the Jian Ghomeshi affair.

From Playback Daily